By Cory Doctorow at 1:43 pm Fri, May 31, 2013
Local People, Arms Crossed: exactly what it sounds like. A Tumblr full of hometown heroes, posed by unimaginative newsies with their arms crossed for extra competence. (via Waxy)
If the alternative is Jazz Hands, I’m kinda inclined to go with the foldies.
It’s a nice supplement to angry people in local newspapers
Most of those people just look spaced out.
The Brit photographers must be running some sort contest for the best worse photo, lots of pointing and glum expressions
I run the Angry People blog, and YES, some photographers (and their editors) now submit their own work
Newspaper photographers HATE posing people, and they usually don’t do it. Believe me, it’s the subjects who are posing unimaginatively.
Except when it isn’t. Ever been manipulated by an enthusiastic local? It’s just embarrassing.
See also San Francisco Chronicle columnist CW Nevius, e.g.:
Is “Arms folded” one of those Tamarian phrases? I hope Jalad, nose in air, did not fall out with Darmok.
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